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Mount Washington Regional Airport (KHIE) is having its 4th Annual Fly-In on Saturday, June 29, 2019. This year’s event promises to be bigger and more exciting than ever with the addition of the first Airshow in New Hampshire’s North Country in over 30 years. With a host of activities and displays starting at 10am and continuing throughout the day. There will be entertainment for all ages and interests!
Schedule Of Events
10:00 am – Gates Open
10:00 am – 11:00 am AOPA Pilot Seminar
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Airshow & Pilot Competition
3:30 pm – Candy Drop
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm – Airshow Encore
5:15 pm – Steak/Lobster Dinner
8:00 pm – Close
Treat yourself to a delicious Lobster or Steak Dinner starting at 5pm. Dinner tickets are $35 per person and must be purchased in advance. Tickets advance online, at the Whitefield Town Office, or by calling 603-837-9532.
The airshow will feature aerobatic performances by Scott Francis and Jason Flood.
Scott obtained his pilot’s license in high school, and has been flying and competing in aerobatic competitions since 2003, currently competing at the top level. Scott performs in approximately 30 shows per year, including the Atlantic City Air Show. He will be flying his MXS carbon fiber monoplane, which is one of twelve in existence, weighing in at only 1,179 lbs. and reaches a top speed of 310 mph. Prepare to be dazzled as Scott rockets through the sky in logic-defying maneuvers showing off the versatility of the MXS!
Jason hales from an aviation family and experienced his first flight with his dad at only 6 months old. On his 16th birthday, he made his first solo flight in his very own Pitts. At age 17, Jason started training in aerobatics and competing. He is one of the youngest aerobatic pilots flying in the US today.
Jason has also worked as a pilot towing banners and in August 2011, while towing a banner, the aircraft had an engine failure at low altitude causing a near fatal crash. Despite massive life threatening injuries, Jason mad an incredible recovery and climbed back into the pilot’s seat that December. When asked, Jason simply states “Flying is my passion, it’s what I was born to do”.
An Event Pilots wont want to miss…..
Showoff your stick and rudder skills in our Pilot Contest for Short Takeoffs, Bomb Drops and Short Landings. Registration is $5 per plane per contest and you must participate in the pilot safety briefing meeting at 11:30am the day of the event (Click here for rules).
Take to the skies around the North Country in our Aerial Scavenger Hunt. (Click here for rules.)
Want to partake in the Lobster Dinner but can’t fly home in the dark? The airport is hosting campsites for visiting aircraft only.
(Click for more details.)
AVGAS DISCOUNTED TO $3.99 PER GALLON THROUGHOUT EVENT!
Planes And Helicopters
Take to the skies in a Robinson R44, BT13 Naval trainer or Stearman Bi-plane for the thrill of a lifetime, as you take in an aerial view of the stunning landscape of the North Country (fees apply). Peruse the numerous aircraft out on display including a Blackhawk.
Ride The Steam Locomotive
In what must be a first…..Conway Scenic Railroad will bring their 1921 steam locomotive, the Canadian National Railway #7470, to the airport. For those already at the show, a short excursion will be offered to Cherry Mountain Brook, where passengers can get off the train for a photo run-by. For any railfans out there, this is a rare railroad mileage trip that’s not to be missed. The train will leave the airport at approximately 12:15 and return as the air show is beginning. Fares: adults $15, children (4-12) $10, and under four are free.
Stroll through the tractors of yesteryear…….Brought to you by the Presby Transportation Museum.
UTV Demo Rides
Go for a spin in a Utility Terrain Vehicle Ride. Brought to you by MOMS North.
Classic & Antique Car Cruise In
Have an antique or classic car? Cruise on in and join the festivities.
Pedal a toy
Climb on board the
Jump in the
See what it feels like to fly as you take a turn on the flight simulator
Take part in the kids scavenger hunt to win a prize
INDULGE IN FREE ICE CREAM
and at 3:30pm
HELICOPTER CANDY DROP
Race to the field for your share of 100 lbs of candy
SHOP OUR VENDOR VILLAGE
For handcrafted products, local flavors and more…
You’ll be sure to find something to satisfy….with concessions including Smokin T’s, there will be barbecue, hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, French fries, chicken tenders and more!
AND FREE ICE CREAM!!!!
And so much more!!!